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United States Ranks 5th In Economic Freedom

Ian Vásquez The Economic Freedom of the World: 2019 Annual Report is out today. The highest-ranking countries in this year’s index, co-published in the United States by the Fraser Institute and the Cato Institute, are Hong Kong, Singapore, New...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Singapore

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Facebook Bans More Than 200 White Supremacist Groups, Updates Terrorism Definition

Facebook has expanded its definition of terror organizations as it's being pressured to respond to the growing threat of white supremacist “lone wolf” shooters, like the one who carried out the mass shooting in Christchurch, New...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Terrorism

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Canadian Rcmp Official's Arrest Could Compromise 'five Eyes' Intelligence Alliance

Canadian RCMP Official's Arrest Could Compromise 'Five Eyes' Intelligence Alliance There's something rotten in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, an intelligence sharing community that includes the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and...
Related topics: Canada, United Kingdom

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New Zealand Man Brings Clown To Meeting For Emotional Support

Joshua Jack was called to a meeting about his future at the ad agency where he worked. He was told he could bring a friend. It sounded bad so he brought a professional: a clown.

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New Zealand To Create National Gun Owner Registry, Tighten Firearms Laws

NZ Prime Minister Ardern: "Owning a firearm is a privilege not a right."

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From Nepal To New Zealand To Nigeria, Fridays For Future Youth Activists Take To Streets Worldwide...

Jessica Corbett, staff writerActivists with the youth-led Fridays for Future movement took to the streets worldwide Friday, calling for bolder efforts to battle the climate emergency and encouraging people of all ages to join the global...
Related topics: Nigeria, Activism

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New Zealand Moves To Create Firearm Registry And Stiffen Penalties For Gun Crimes

"Owning a firearm is a privilege not a right," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said six months after a gunman killed 51 people in Christchurch.(Image credit: Tessa Burrows/Getty Images)

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Christchurch Mass Shooter Trial Postponed To Avoid Ramadan Overlap

The upcoming trial of Brenton Tarrant, the 28-year-old Australian facing dozens of murder and attempted murder charges over the March 2019 Christchurch shooting, was delayed this week in New Zealand so as to not coincide with the Muslim holy month...
Related topics: Ramadan

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Watch: New Zealand Firefighters Honor Fallen​ 9/11 First Responders With Haka Performance

New Zealand firefighters performed a haka — an ancient war dance — in Auckland Wednesday, paying tribute to the first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. What are the details? The Daily Mail reported that...

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Pewdiepie Pledges $50,000 To The Anti-defamation League, Spurring Bizarre Conspiracy Theories

Pewdiepie, YouTube Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg announced in a video on Tuesday that he would be donating $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League in an attempt to make amends and “move on” after a shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand, said...
Related topics: Conspiracy Theories, World Videos

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Host Violent Content? In Australia, You Could Go To Jail

Australia has held itself up as a model for cracking down on violent extremist material online since the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand. But the limits to its approach have become clear.
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Head Of New Zealand's Labour Party Steps Down Over Handling Of Sexual Assault Case

A female volunteer previously told online magazine The Spinoff that she had been violently sexually assaulted by a Labour Party staffer. According to her, the party cleared the man of six separate complaints like hers after an internal investigation.

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You Can Now Explore Maori Culture With Minecraft

Microsoft yesterday released the world-first Minecraft: Education Edition resource exploring the traditional M?ori world. Through this, students can explore the traditional world of M?ori in block form. New Zealand game designer and founder of Piki...
Related topics: Minecraft, Microsoft (MSFT)

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Australia Deploys World's First Law To Fight Online Extremism

Australia Deploys World's First Law To Fight Online Extremism In the first application of a controversial new law passed in the wake of the March terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, Australian authorities have ordered five...
Related topics: Australia

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New Zealand Is Trying To Kill All Its Rats — "predator Free 2050."

It's the non-native rat against the native birds.  When the rats first arrived — via ship in the 1200s — there were no mammals at all in New Zealand.

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6 Chinese Feared Dead When Tour Bus Crashes In New Zealand

6 Chinese tourists feared dead in crash of bus in New Zealand

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Thumbs Up? Facebook Considers Hiding 'likes' To Make You Feel Better About Posting

Facebook began experimenting this year with company-owned Instagram to hide likes in seven countries, including Canada, New Zealand and Brazil       
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram, Canada, Brazil

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Troye Sivan Slams Reporter For Asking 'invasive' Gay Sex Question

Troye Sivan fired back at a New Zealand-based journalist after an interview in which he was asked about his preferred sexual position appeared in print. Read more...

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Climate Crisis Explained: How To Cut Carbon Emissions & Prepare For Impacts

By Ralph Brougham Chapman | – First, let’s accept climate change is happening and will have major negative impacts on New Zealand. Second, let’s also accept that even if New Zealand did absolutely everything possible to reduce emissions...

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Paying People To Vote Could Backfire

Last week, voter enrollment for the 2019 local government elections closed in New Zealand and concerns about low voter turnout resurfaced. During a panel discussion run by Auckland Council, the idea was raised to pay people to vote to encourage...

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